Summer 2022 Staff
Formerly Executive Director
Jules Lawrence BScN RN CPedN (C)
Jules first started at Sherbrooke Lake in 2000 as a junior camper. Since then she has grown as a CIT, Counsellor, Christian Ed, Leadership Team, Assistant Director, Director, a Camp Council Member and currently sits on the board of directors for the Camping Association of NS & PEI.
Working with kids at camp inspired Jules to dedicate her life to working with children. Following her graduation from St.FX’s Nursing program, Jules went on and worked as a camp nurse for Brigadoon Village followed by Diabetes Camps of Canada’s Camp Lion Maxwell.
After working contracts as a travel nurse throughout Canada in Neonatal Intensive Care and Public Health, she came back home to stay during the pandemic and work at the Emergency Department at the IWK. Currently, in the camping off-season, she works at the IWK Health Centre in the Pediatric Medical Unit and teaches at Dalhousie University’s School of Nursing.
Camping is in her heart and soul. She loves singing “I’m a Nut”, building fires, and sleeping under the stars with her camp family. Jules has her bags packed, her sleeping bag rolled and is very excited to come back home to Sherbrooke Lake Camp as the first Operational Director!
Summer Camp Director
After a 7 year hiatus, Josh is returning back home to camp as our 2022 Summer Camp Director! For as long as he can remember, Sherbrooke Lake Camp has been in his heart. He grew up on the sandy beach, swimming in the lake, singing in the lodge and running through the woods as a camper. He then grew through the various roles as Counsellor in Training, to Counsellor, to Outdoor Living Skills and Recreation Director, and now Summer Camp Director. Sherbrooke Lake Camp has taught Josh the importance of faith and recreation. He turns to this faith to navigate the ups and downs of life.
After his many summers spent at Sherbrooke Lake, Josh spent time as a day camp sports and recreation coordinator, volunteer coach for Special Olympics, and continues to volunteer as a local high school football coach in the fall. Josh has previously lived in Bénin, Africa as part of cultural exchange program where he learned to appreciate and celebrate the diversity of the world through immersion, engagement and reflection.
Josh’s experiences at Sherbrooke Lake Camp and the lessons which it taught him ultimately led him to pursue Recreation Therapy as a profession. He is currently completing his Bachelor of Science in Recreation at Dalhousie University. As part of this, he has been completing an internship with Connections Dartmouth Mental Health and Addictions. Josh hopes to pursue a future career in mental health. He has strong combination of passion and experience that will allow him to ensure a positive experience for all at Camp this summer!
Josh loves all things active and exciting about Camp, but also appreciates the still and quiet moments for reflection. He loves yelling and doing skits during campfire, playing gaga in the rec center, and adventuring during out trips. Josh can’t wait to see all of the smiling faces come through camp for Summer 2022!
Meagan has been a camper at Sherbrooke Lake Camp from the time she was a baby until she aged out of senior! She hails from a family of long time camp supporters and volunteers. Her aunt, Lorraine Burch is a past Summer Camp Director and her uncle Gordie MacLean wrote the camp song “This Camp Was Made For You and Me.” In 2020 during the weirdest camp summer ever, Meagan was the amazing Assistant Director and CIT Director. Although she didn't get the chance to see camp in full swing then, she's back in action for Summer 2022 as our Assistant Summer Camp Director & CIT Director for the best summer ever!
Meagan has worked with youth in various capacities including as a camp counsellor, Peaceful Schools International coordinator and Highland dancing instructor. These experiences developed her passion for working with youth, and inspired her decision to become a teacher. Meagan currently teaches Grade 4 at Sacred Heart School of Halifax.
Meagan loves spending time in nature and back-country camping. Her pack is always well equipped with her tilley hat and extra snacks. Last summer, Meagan proudly paddled the Big Dam-Frozen Ocean- Kejimkujik Lake loop. Outside of teaching and camping, Meagan plays tenor drum in a pipe band.
She is looking forward to spending her summer at the beautiful sanctuary that is Sherbrooke Lake. Meagan’s favourite song is “Boom Chicka Boom,” she loves eating camp Hash, and could spend hours making friendship bracelets or swimming in the lake. Meagan is very much looking forward to reprising her role as Assistant Director, but this time with campers!
Assistant Summer Camp Director & CIT Director
Meagan MacPherson BA BEd